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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.

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3.8
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2004
This is another good Sam Adams. Has a nice taste and can really taste the citrus. I would rather drink this than most of Sam Adams other beers

4.4
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2004
This beer was great. I actually liked this a little more than Samuel Adams Hefeweizen which was a surpise. You can definitely taste the wheat and it has a lemon aftertaste. Very smooth and very refreshing.

3.5
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
Good taste and nice aroma. The beer has some wheat floating. The after taste is refreshing and not at all pepper as advertised. Good beer on a hot day.

2.8
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2004
Draft. Hazier and darker than I last saw, bottom of an old keg? Sort of orange, little head. Aroma wheat, touch of orange. Rather heavy in the mouth with a definite bite of carbonation. Flavor had some wheat quality, but again, just too heavy. Some more orange and a bit of very faint coriander and spice flavors. Just kind of there really.

3.3
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2004
this was pretty good, lemony smell. this went down in about 5 gulps, very easy to drink, and very refreshing after outside work. wheat is almost non existant. not something i want to drink all the time, but it certainly does the job. good.

3.4
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2004
A good thirst quencher, easy to drink. Lemon aroma and flavor present though wheat character is rather subdued. Good mouthfeel, clean finish, good beer.

2.2
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
It's okay... gives a jumpy taste on your tounge that turns and turns again like a motor starting up. But the engine of this drink never gets you anywhere special. Kind of a disturbing light color that makes it look un-classy.

3.4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [draft - Airport Marriott - Greece, NY] Poured a cloudy yellowish color with a very thin white head that left good lacing the whole way down the glass. Strong wheaty aroma with a hint of lemon and pepper. Very crisp wheat taste mixed with the lemon I smelled and a good peppery finish that had just enough of a bite. I thought I could taste a cherry flavor on my lips from the glass.

3.4
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Pours yellow, with a good head. Tastes of strong lemon, floral, and spicy...like ground white pepper. Finishes smooth and slight tangy and tart. Very nice on a 90 degree summer day.

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KCKajr (15) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Probably my favorite offering from Sam Adams. Pure summer. There's a tangy little zip to the taste that makes this extremely refreshing. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go jogging in the evening when the sun is starting to go down and then cancel out all the hard work with a few of these when I'm done.


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